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Opportunities to stay informed and learn about project progress

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Thanks to everyone who attended our informational drop-in sessions for the Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) South in November. There is still time to learn more about our project’s progress since the public scoping period via our online version of drop-in sessions. You can also attend the informational drop-in session to learn more about site locations.

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TDLE drop-in sessions are wrapping up!

Sound Transit has furthered the design of potential routes and stations for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project. The project will extend the regional light rail system nearly 10 miles via mostly elevated tracks between Federal Way and Tacoma. TDLE’s informational drop-in session began mid-November and have seen steady numbers in attendance. There are a few more drop-in sessions happening in early December with the last one being combined with OMF’s last drop-in session on December 4th at the Federal Way Community Center. An online version of TDLE’s drop-in sessions is available through December 6. 

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Note to residents of Federal Way

The City of Federal Way is undergoing a visioning project to plan for future light rail in South Federal Way. The project collects thoughts on the area’s current strengths and uses and envisions what the space could be moving forward. Your input will influence the city of Federal Way’s vision of the station area. The online open house is available through December 15.

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What is OMF South? 

Sound Transit’s new operations and maintenance facility (OMF) in South King County will be essential for the Link light rail expansion Puget Sound voters approved in 2016. We need this facility to store and service our growing fleet of clean, quiet, efficient electric trains as regional light rail expands from Seattle to Tacoma.

Because safety is Sound Transit’s top priority, we suspend service every night between 1-5 a.m. so staff can clean trains and inspect light rail tracks. That means an OMF operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sound Transit currently operates a central light rail operations and maintenance facility (OMF) in Seattle, and we’re building another in Bellevue. We’ll also build a fourth facility north of Seattle. 

The OMF South will create more than 300 living-wage jobs when it opens in 2026.

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